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Wait! Stay thy fork, knight! I bring gifts from the Troupple King!

Troupples are a species of sentient fish and minor characters in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. They are half apple, half fish and are led by the Troupple King. They can usually be found at the Troupple Pond, accompanying the Troupple King's dances.

AppearanceEdit

Troupples have the body of an apple with a stem and a leaf on it, but with the head and tail of a fish.

They taste like a mixture of applesauce and chicken soup.[1]

StoryEdit

Shovel of HopeEdit

In Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, Troupples can be found in the main stages, when fishing in a sparkling pit. They will fill an empty Troupple Chalice with a random Ichor and disappear. However, if all chalices are already filled, they will instead hop back to the pit, and can be fished again.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

In Plague of Shadows, Troupples only appear at the Troupple Pond and dance with the Troupple King. They do not interact with Plague Knight.

King of CardsEdit

In King of Cards, Troupples appear as enemies in the Royal Pond. They attack King Knight by jumping out of the water and can move by sliding on land as well. Should they stop moving on the land, it will pick up speed by jumping. King Knight can also use the Decree of Rejuvenation to summon a friendly, winged Troupple that heals him via kissing him.

During the ending, two Troupples can be seen underneath some Leaf Blocks in the Troupple Pond.

Shovel Knight ShowdownEdit

In Shovel Knight Showdown, dozens of Troupples appear during the Troupple King's dance in the stage Troupple Grotto - Royal Pond.

VariantsEdit

Golden TrouppleEdit

Golden Troupple

In King of Cards, one of the Grand Triumvirate's attacks summons golden Troupples that explode when they hit King Knight or a wall.

Troupple CardEdit

One of the Joustus cards in King of Cards is a Troupple card which has 2 Bomb Arrows facing left and down.

DialogueEdit

When fished out with an empty Chalice:

"Troupple: Wait! Don't eat me, knight! The Troupple King commands me to share his bounty with you! All hail the Troupple King!
The king of fish and fruit! Long may
his stem grow!
"

When fished out without an empty Chalice:

"Troupple: Wait! Stay thy fork, knight! I bring gifts from the Troupple King! Oh, but...you can't carry any more! Come find me again once you have a spare Chalice!"

TriviaEdit

  • Their sprite model is named "Troupple NPC".
  • The idea of Troupples came from the Washington State apple brand "Trout".[2]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/e8db2c/were_yacht_club_games_developers_of_shovel_knight/facnq1h/
  2. Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, p.55
Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadam MeeberPassmaster
Village: FarrelsBardMollyGoaticianGoatarmorerGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidPlaying KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceToaderFishermanMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship EnthusiastScholarFish Head
Wandering NPCs: KnightsLady KnightsAdventurersFishermenBag FellowsMaidensDeer LadiesGatherersVillagers
Relic Stages NPCs: VillagerAdventurerGrizzled Seer
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatronThe Big Creep
Troupple Pond and sparkling pits: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Boss: Remnant of Fate
Plague of Shadows Characters
Main Characters: Plague KnightMonaPercyBlack KnightShovel KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: Madam Meeber
Village: Farrels
Team Plague: MagicistHedge PupilMail MinionOolongPlague Minions
Armor Outpost: ChesterTroupple AcolyteAirship Enthusiast
Hall of Champions: Head GuardCultured FellowPatron
Troupple Pond: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Bosses: Plague of ShadowsCorrupted Essence
Cameo/Ending Only NPCs: BardMollyDollyLeoPeacock GentMary SweetsToaderFishermanWallaceYopplerGrizzled SeerWater CarrierHedge FarmerGastronomerCroakerDeposed KingTroupple AcolyteDeer LadiesLady KnightsBag FellowsFishermenGatherersVillagersKnightsMaidensAdventurers
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